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Sophomores Open Season with Dramatic Win

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009 by Brian Casey
The Aurora Central Catholic sophomore football team attempted only 4 passes all night, and completed only one. However, that one was with 47 seconds remaining, as Aaron Blatner found Pat Marcoux all alone in the end zone for a 16 yard touchdown, capping a 13 play drive giving the Chargers a 22-19 lead, and the eventual victory last Friday night over Genoa-Kingston.

Trailing 7-0 at halftime, the Charger rushing attack went to work as the combination of Steven Amoni and Luke Dickerson rushed for 156 yards in the second half, each scoring a touchdown. The two freshman got acclimated to high school football in a hurry, Amoni rushed for 124 yards on 23 carries, while Dickerson had 12 attempts for 105 yards. Dickerson scored on a 15 yard run early in the 4th quarter giving the Chargers a 16-13 lead. However, Genoa-Kingston returned the ensuing kickoff retaking the lead 19-16. On their final drive of the game, the Chargers responded, converting 3 times on third down, setting up the touchdown pass.

Genoa-Kingston's final attempt was halted, as Anthony Andujar intercepted a pass at the 5 yard line, sealing the win. The Chargers were the recipient of three turnovers on the night (Andujar, Kyle Ritili interceptions, Jake McCarthy fumble recovery), and finished with a plus-two turnover ratio. Ball control was a contributing factor in the contest, especially in the second half, as ACC run 35 plays from scrimmage, while G-K had only 10.

The Chargers will now travel to Marengo on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

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